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Panel View / Desktop View switching constantly, no control

  1. #1

    Posts : 2
    Windows 8.1

    Panel View / Desktop View switching constantly, no control

    Hi Everybody,

    If anybody could give me some pointers on my problem I would really appreciate it

    I have Windows 8.1 on my HP Pavilion Laptop. I have this problem where after starting my PC, logging in and being dropped into the Panel view, I wait for about 10 seconds... and then the PC starts thrashing and constantly flicking between the traditional Desktop and the Panel view without me touching a button / clicking on anything!

    The only things I can access on my laptop are:

    • Task Manager
    • Google Chrome (by clicking on the icon very quickly in Panel View before it flicks back to traditional Desktop)

    This problem literally prevents me accessing anything else. As soon as I start opening something in traditional desktop mode, the pc flicks straight back to Panel view and it is lost! Even if I am quick enough to click on an application, it doesn't even load it!

    I am almost certain it is some piece of software that I must have picked up along the way. I've been trying to use my Norton antivirus to scan and detect it... but I cannot even open that to scan, due to this very problem.

    I even tried using the Trend Micro Home Call service, which I could access through Chrome of course. Unfortunately as soon as I tried downloading it I was told it had failed as there is no access to the internet(!?) very odd indeed.

    I have not encoutered any details of this problem on the internet but if anybody could assist with this I would appreciate it so much! Thank you guys

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  2. #2

    Gold Coast (Australia)
    Posts : 702
    Windows 8.1 x64

    Hi ihill, welcome here.

    Try scanning with Malwarebytes

    Malwarebytes : Malwarebytes Anti-Malware removes malware including viruses, spyware, worms and trojans, plus it protects your computer

    See what happens.

    Update your video card drivers?
    Monitor Drivers?
    You haven't got any stuck keys on your laptop?

    just a few suggestions to look out for, see how you go and let us all know.
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  3. #3

    Posts : 2
    Windows 8.1

    Hi antspants,

    Thank you for the advice on this

    I tried running the Malwarebytes software and it did indeed work, unlike anything else I've tried. It found some threats on my PC, but after removing them unfortunately the problem still persists

    I scanned an external hard drive (which I use to save any downloads from the internet) using Norton after plugging into somebody else's laptop... it removed something called 'PRICE PEEP ADWARE'. I have a feeling this is what is infecting my laptop but I can't find any way to get rid of it. It isn't in my extensions in Google Chrome.

    I'm not even sure why my PC isn't appearing on my network at home. Since it is connected to the router etc. as normal.

    Any ideas guys? thanks so much again I really appreciate it!
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